MOSCOW, March 2. The President of Russia Vladimir Putin signed the law which requires travel companies working in the sphere of tourism, to pay contributions into established on the basis of the Association “Turpomosch” reserve Fund and the Fund personal liability of the tour operator. The text of the document published on the official Internet portal of legal information.
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“In addition to existing financial assurances created a new mechanism of responsibility of tour operators – funds personal liability of tour operators in outbound tourism, whose main purpose – the funding of costs for emergency assistance to tourists”, – said earlier, commenting on the document, the head of the Federation Council Committee on social policy Valery Ryazansky.
According to the document, contributions to the reserve Fund for tour operators, in which the number of tourists does not exceed 10 thousand people per year, and the total price of the product not exceed 40 million rubles will amount to 50 thousand rubles. For companies where the number of tourists does not exceed 100 thousand people, the size of the fee will be 100 thousand rubles, for companies with the number of tourists from 100 thousand to 500 thousand 300 thousand rubles. For tour operators with the number of tourists, exceeding 500 thousand people, the fee is set at 500 thousand rubles. For new tour operators entering in the organization “Turpomosch”, there is an entrance fee to the reserve Fund in the amount of 100 thousand rubles.
The act also provides for the establishment of the Fund personal liability of the tour operator in outbound tourism. The main purpose of Fund – financing of costs for emergency assistance to tourists of the specific operator in the field of outbound tourism. The amount of the annual contribution to the Fund personal liability of the tour operator will make 1% from the total price of the product in the field of outbound tourism over the previous year. The maximum size of the Fund personal liability is 7% of the total price of the product. For tour operators who are new in the field of outbound tourism, the contribution to the Fund personal liability determined in the amount of 100 thousand rubles.
The Foundation of personal responsibility is spent primarily on funding for emergency assistance to tourists of the specific operator, and a contingency Fund is activated in case of shortage of funds Fund of personal responsibility, but with mandatory return of funds to the reserve Fund.